Music Graduate Studies Costs

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Tuition fees

Calculate official tuition and fee costs based on your residency status and the music program you are interested in, or look at our multi-year tuition estimates for Canadian, international and Quebec students:

M.A. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2017-18 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.A. Non-thesis program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,430 $1,764 $9,194
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,715 $1,112 $4,827
Non-thesis evaluation semester

Winter yr 2

$1,073 $421 $1,493
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $15,515

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.A. (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,430 $1,764 $9,194
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,715 $1,112 $4,827
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $724 $389 $1,113
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $184 $184
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $15,319

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.A. Non-thesis program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $16,182 $2,594 $18,776
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,091 $1,861 $9,952
Non-thesis evaluation semester Winter yr 2 $1,073 $421 $1,493
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $30,221

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.A. (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $16,182 $2,594 $18,776
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,091 $1,861 $9,952
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $715 $389 $1,104
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $184 $184
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $30,015

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.A. (thesis) program awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first year of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,363 $2,594 $4,957
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,091 $1,861 $9,952
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $715 $389 $1,104
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $184 $184
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $16,196

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.A. Non-thesis program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,182 $1,112 $2,294
Non-thesis evaluation semester Winter yr 2 $1,073 $421 $1,473
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $7,898

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.A. (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,182 $1,112 $2,294
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $715 $389 $1,104
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $184 $184
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $7,693

M.Mus. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2017-18 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.Mus. Composition (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,182 $1,112 $2,294
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $715 $389 $1,104
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $184 $184
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $7,693

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Composition (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $16,182 $2,594 $18,776
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,091 $1,861 $9,952
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $715 $389 $1,104
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $184 $184
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $30,015

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Composition (thesis) program, awarded a differential fee waiver for the 1st year of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,363 $2,594 $4,957
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,091 $1,861 $9,952
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $715 $389 $1,104
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $184 $184
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $16,196

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.Mus. Performance program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,430 $2,854 $10,284
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,715 $1,657 $5,372
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $724 $389 $1,113
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $16,770

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Performance program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $16,182 $3,684 $19,866
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,091 $2,406 $10,497
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $715 $389 $1,104
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $31,467

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Performance program, awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first year of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,363 $3,684 $6,047
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,091 $2,406 $10,497
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $715 $389 $1,104
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $17,647

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.Mus. Performance program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,363 $2,838 $5,201
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,182 $1,657 $2,839
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $715 $389 $1,104
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $9,144

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.Mus. Sound Recording program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $7,430 $1,764 $9,194
Full-time session 2 $7,430 $1,764 $9,194
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $18,388

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Sound Recording program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $16,182 $2,594 $18,776
Full-time session 2 $16,182 $2,594 $18,776
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $37,552

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.Mus. Sound Recording program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time session 2 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $8,222

D.Mus. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2017-18 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated costs for a Quebec/Canadian student in the D.Mus. Composition program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD: 

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time session 3 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time session 4 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Additional session 5 $2,145 $1,352 $3,497
Additional session 6 $2,145 $1,352 $3,497
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $777 $777
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $20,103

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Composition program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD: 

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Full-time session 3 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Full-time session 4 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Additional session 5 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Additional session 6 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,623 $1,623
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $61,666

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Composition program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for year 1 and 2 of study.  All figures in CAD: 

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,363 $2,594 $4,957
Full-time session 3 $2,363 $2,594 $4,957
Full-time session 4 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Additional session 5 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Additional session 6 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,623 $1,623
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $37,342

 

Anticipated costs for a Canadian student in the D.Mus. Performance program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree) and including private lessons spread out over 3 years (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,363 $2,838 $5,201
Full-time session 3 $2,363 $2,838 $5,201
Full-time session 4 $2,363 $2,838 $5,201
Additional session 5 $2,145 $1,352 $3,497
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $19,099

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Performance program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree), and including private lessons spread out over 3 years (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $14,525 $3,684 $18,209
Full-time session 3 $14,525 $3,684 $18,209
Full-time session 4 $14,525 $3,684 $18,209
Additional session 5 $2,245 $2,198 $4,343
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $58,970

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Performance program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree) and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for year 1 and 2 of study, and including private lessons spread out over 3 years (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,363 $3,684 $6,047
Full-time session 3 $2,363 $3,684 $6,047
Full-time session 4 $14,525 $3,684 $18,209
Additional session 5 $2,245 $2,198 $4,343
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $34,645

Ph.D. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2017-18 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated cost for a Canadian/Quebec student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 1 (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time session 2 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time session 3 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time session 4 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Additional session 5 $2,145 $1,352 $3,497
Additional session 6 $2,145 $1,352 $3,497
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $777 $777
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $24,214

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian/Quebec student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD:

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time session 3 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Full-time session 4 $2,363 $1,748 $4,111
Additional session 5 $2,145 $1,352 $3,497
Additional session 6 $2,145 $1,352 $3,497
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $777 $777
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $20,103

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 1 (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Full-time session 2 $14,525 $2,594 $16,119
Full-time session 3 $14,525 $2,594 $16,119
Full-time session 4 $14,525 $2,594 $16,119
Additional session 5 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Additional session 6 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,623 $1,623
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $78,785

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 1 and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first two years of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,363 $2,594 $4,957
Full-time session 2 $2,363 $2,594 $4,957
Full-time session 3 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Full-time session 4 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Additional session 5 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Additional session 6 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,623 $1,623
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $54,461

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Full-time session 3 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Full-time session 4 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Additional session 5 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Additional session 6 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,623 $1,623
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $61,666

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree) and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first two years of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,363 $2,594 $4,957
Full-time session 3 $2,363 $2,594 $4,957
Full-time session 4 $14,525 $2,594 $17,119
Additional session 5 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Additional session 6 $2,145 $2,198 $4,343
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,623 $1,623
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $37,342

Diploma tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2017-18 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated costs for a Canadian student in a diploma program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $7,430 $2,854 $10,284
Total anticipated cost for a diploma $10,284

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in a diploma program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $16,182 $3,684 $19,866
Total anticipated cost for a diploma $19,866

 

Anticipated costs for a Quebec student in a diploma program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,363 $2,838 $5,201
Total anticipated cost for a diploma $5,201